DEVELOPER DIARY: Pushed....

Alright duders - so if you haven't already noticed, we just finished up pushing the new forum code out this afternoon. Big ups to Andy (the Man-dy) for speeding up the migration script. This enabled us to go ahead and make the push this afternoon instead of later this evening (cause we have a hot review coming at ya that we didn't want held up).

andy is a wizard!
Anyway, we've received a lot of feedback from you guys regarding bugs (and we've squashed almost all of them - i'm working on a few more right now), but the feedback has been mostly positive. Our hope is that it brings the overall readership of your blogs up - so we can start more interesting discussions around stuff that's important to you guys.

Next Steps:
So what's next. Well, we have to roll this out on ComicVine, and from there I'll probably go back and fix a few notification bugs before Dave and I move onto the next community feature.

So, we keep going back and forth on what the next big feature we build out should be (grammar rockstar). We're looking at doing either some sort of Achievement System or possibly a Groups/Battles System. There's pros and cons to each, and both will eventually get done - we just don't know which one to do first. 

Have any suggestions? Reply below and lets see what you guys think.
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Posted by coonce

Alright duders - so if you haven't already noticed, we just finished up pushing the new forum code out this afternoon. Big ups to Andy (the Man-dy) for speeding up the migration script. This enabled us to go ahead and make the push this afternoon instead of later this evening (cause we have a hot review coming at ya that we didn't want held up).

andy is a wizard!
Anyway, we've received a lot of feedback from you guys regarding bugs (and we've squashed almost all of them - i'm working on a few more right now), but the feedback has been mostly positive. Our hope is that it brings the overall readership of your blogs up - so we can start more interesting discussions around stuff that's important to you guys.

Next Steps:
So what's next. Well, we have to roll this out on ComicVine, and from there I'll probably go back and fix a few notification bugs before Dave and I move onto the next community feature.

So, we keep going back and forth on what the next big feature we build out should be (grammar rockstar). We're looking at doing either some sort of Achievement System or possibly a Groups/Battles System. There's pros and cons to each, and both will eventually get done - we just don't know which one to do first. 

Have any suggestions? Reply below and lets see what you guys think.
Posted by LordAndrew

Do whichever one I demand more.

Posted by snide

We're also fixing some bugs mostly related to moderating these which will be going out shortly.

Posted by Disgaeamad

Hmm, somehow I'm tempted to say achievements system first, however, the Groups/Battles System sounds pretty good.

Hmm...I'll go with achievements for now, as it seems like it'll take a while to get sorted out. Might as well get the big stuff out of the way first, eh?

Posted by Black_Rose

I would like to see achievements. But i don't understand the Groups/Battle System, how does that work?

Posted by jarryd

i think you guys should go with the achievment system although most sites that do it sorta half ass it and it just ends up being lame.

i think the key is to have a reward system set up to compliment the achievment system.

Posted by LordAndrew
Black_Rose said:
"I would like to see achievements. But i don't understand the Groups/Battle System, how does that work?"
Check out Comic Vine or Political Base. I imagine it's going to work similar to the battle system on those sites.
Posted by HandsomeDead

This is a bit of a cop out answer, but both ideas sound really interesting.

Posted by Absurd

Achievements because they'll be fun for me in the beginning and then I'll stop after a week like I always do.

Posted by LtColJaxson

Andy, shooting away his problems...

Posted by coonce
LordAndrew said:
"Black_Rose said:
"I would like to see achievements. But i don't understand the Groups/Battle System, how does that work?"
Check out Comic Vine or Political Base. I imagine it's going to work similar to the battle system on those sites."
They'd be slightly different than that. We'd do something a little more fun w/ them. We've been tossing around a bunch of fun ideas though - so either one will be fun to work on and hopefully fun for you dudes to interact with.
jarryd said:
"i think you guys should go with the achievment system although most sites that do it sorta half ass it and it just ends up being lame.

i think the key is to have a reward system set up to compliment the achievment system."
YES! We all agree that the rewards need to be aligned with the work involved in earning each achievement.
Posted by Sweep

You know what I think Coonce. And my offer of stolen babies still stands.

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Posted by MattBodega

Group/Battle Section? Are we gonna have Giant Bomb Rumbles?!
Cause that absolutely needs to happen. If Giant Bomb could some how facilitate some kind of West-Side-Story-But- Video Games Battle System....I think I would stop visiting other websites. I would just refresh Giant Bomb over and over again!

Posted by MattBodega

Group/Battle Section? Are we gonna have Giant Bomb Rumbles?!
Cause that absolutely needs to happen. If Giant Bomb could some how facilitate some kind of West-Side-Story-But- Video Games Battle System....I think I would stop visiting other websites. I would just refresh Giant Bomb over and over again!

Posted by TheGamerGeek

I'm so going crazy right now hearing about the group battle system... that's crazy awesome.

But still work on achievement things first please :).

Posted by Daniel_Newton

I would like to see achievements first, but both ideas sound very interesting!

Wait... achievements with rewards? OK, it's a hell yes for achievements from me! :D

Posted by mrfluke
keep on fighting the image uploader fight!!!!

but yeh achievements?? go for it if you seriously need motivation look no further than a 360 game for achievement ideas really  like dead rising or crackdown in terms of variety

a battle system sounds crazy might as well create a rpg with the  cartoon versions of the staff and the dudes upstairs :)


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Posted by Balls

Wow, yeah the blog thing is annoying.

Posted by MattyFTM

I'd like to see both an achievement system and a battles system. I dunno which I want first. Both sound cool. Either way, the new blog posts this is awesome. Keep up the good work guys.

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Posted by Endogene

I really want to see a "screenshots" and a "concept art" standard in each new character and location part, adding them manually is a pain and you cant link a image to a character/location page unless it has galleries in it.

Posted by LordAndrew
Endogene said:
"I really want to see a "screenshots" and a "concept art" standard in each new character and location part, adding them manually is a pain and you cant link a image to a character/location page unless it has galleries in it."
You can if you know... the secret. ;-)
Posted by Endogene
LordAndrew said:
"Endogene said:
"I really want to see a "screenshots" and a "concept art" standard in each new character and location part, adding them manually is a pain and you cant link a image to a character/location page unless it has galleries in it."
You can if you know... the secret. ;-)"
I know ze secret, but the image in its original gallery does not say where it is linked to if you do so.
Posted by brukaoru
Balls said:
"Wow, yeah the blog thing is annoying."
That's why you can turn them off in preferences.

MattBodega said:
"Group/Battle Section? Are we gonna have Giant Bomb Rumbles?!
Cause that absolutely needs to happen. If Giant Bomb could some how facilitate some kind of West-Side-Story-But- Video Games Battle System....I think I would stop visiting other websites. I would just refresh Giant Bomb over and over again!"
That would be pretty awesome.
Posted by Snail

I say Achievements first!

Posted by wefwefasdf

Keep up the great work!

Posted by Dj

I want the achievement system first. That kind of thing is always really fun to do.

Posted by OGCartman

Awesome job guys, GB just keeps gettin better...